"Wild girl" raises more than $5000 in butt tattoo auction

AN auction to tattoo the butt cheek of 20-year-old New Zealand woman Bailey Price has hit more than $5000
AN auction to tattoo the butt cheek of 20-year-old New Zealand woman Bailey Price has hit more than $5000

AN auction to tattoo the butt cheek of a 20-year-old New Zealand woman has hit more than $5000

Wellington woman Bailey Price, who works at the surf shop Backdoor, told Fairfax she placed an ad for a 9cm x 9cm canvas on either her right or left buttock in an effort to pay off her debts.

"I'm a pretty wild girl so most people who know me wouldn't be surprised that I'm offering the winner of this auction to have anything tattooed on my butt," she wrote on Trade Me.

"Obviously, tattoos are forever so who could say no to a life time of advertisement."

The auction was initially due to finish on Monday, but auto-extended to 4pm today. It has so far reached NZ$6100 (AUD$5859).

Price said the tattoo must be the designated size and will be done with the tattoo artist of her choice.

She offered to give 10 per cent of the proceeds to the highest bidder's charity of choice and send them a framed photo of the tattoo once it has healed.

"You may be waiting to bid on this auction for a variety of ideas: marriage proposal, business promotion, an artist wanting to share design or just because yolo."

Price said many of her friends and family were not surprised about her unusual decision because of her "bubbly, crazy personality".

"My nana said, 'Only you could get away with that, Bailey'," she said.

Although her mum has given up on disagreeing with her about her tattoos, Price said she is sure she would be happy she won't have to ask her for loans all the time.

Price said she was inspired to place her buttock up for bid after seeing another New Zealand woman Tina Beznec earn $12,000 by auctioning a section of her buttock.

Strip club chain Calender Girls inked her with their logo and have made several bids on Price's auction.

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